Rockport, Massachusetts: Paper House

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
52 Pigeon Hill St., Rockport, MA
Directions:
I-95 to Hwy 128 towards Gloucester, then MA 127 (not 127A) toward Rockport. In the Pigeon Cove section, take first Curtis Street turn to the left, then left on Pigeon Hill St., up hill on right.
Hours:
Daily Apr - Oct. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
978-546-2629
Admission:
Adults $1.50, Children $1 (Honor System)
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights
Paper House

The Stenman family layered and pasted and rolled approximately 100,000 newspapers to make their dream home in 1929 -- and it's still standing. Looks normal outside... except for the "Paper House" sign hanging from its roof.

Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Paper House

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Paper House

Stopped here after seeing on the list - fascinating! All on the honor system, and they allow pictures. I had trouble convincing my husband that yes, it was all made of newspapers. And to think they actually lived in this house for two summers after it was built!

[Louise Davis, 08/03/2010]

Table and chairs in the Paper House.

Paper House

Just visited the Paper House and it was as wonderful as you would expect it to be. The house is amazing, especially when you consider the amount of work that went into it.

[Chris Meiman, 06/18/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dogtown Ghost Town and Babson BouldersDogtown Ghost Town and Babson Boulders, Gloucester, MA - 3 mi.
Big Lobster TrapBig Lobster Trap, Gloucester, MA - 4 mi.
Pinky the ElephantPinky the Elephant, Gloucester, MA - 5 mi.
In the region:
Skull Cliff, Lynnfield, MA - 22 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights Trip Planner

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America iPhone app
Roadside Presidents iPhone app

Massachusetts Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Maxie, the World's Largest Goose, Sumner, Missouri (Apr 12-18, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights